A Conversation with Tehching Hsieh

Tuesday, 2 October 2018 at 7PM

Live Art Development Agency, The Garrett Centre, 117A Mansford Street, London E2 6LX

As marking the end of my One Year Research and Development: A Silent Opera on the Life and Art of Tehching Hsieh (12 September 2017 – 12 September 2018), I would like to invite you to join me for a conversation with Tehching Hsieh on 2 October 2018.

Tehching Hsieh‘s first work, Exposure, created in 1973 when he was 22 years old, provided the earliest foundation for his six life durational performances undertaken between 1978 and 1999. These six ‘lifeworks’ shared the common concept that “life is a life sentence, life is passing time, life is freethinking”. Today, Hsieh’s aesthetic is expressed as his life, which has become the work: “I am just doing life.”

After Tehching Hsieh’s recent visit to London, I learned that considering my approaches to his work as an artist was the key. Having Hsieh’s support during my R&D opera project and working with him were a once in a lifetime experience that I never forget.

My reflection of #AConversationWithTehchingHsieh has been posted today.

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